Big steps for a little panda

November 20, 2013 6:36:17 AM PST
It's a big step for a little panda.

Officials at the National Zoo in Washington report their panda cub has taken her first baby steps.

The little panda cub crawled out of the den all by herself, but zoo keepers say she got tired and went to sleep in the doorway.

The panda will turn 100 days old on December first.

Her name will be announced then, in keeping with Chinese tradition.

The zoo says more than 99,000 people have voted in an online poll to name the little panda.